MILLIN Leslie Graham Cairns December 15, 1942 - June 10, 2009 Leslie passed away listening to Chopin at home in Vancouver with his wife Elsie Wollaston. He will be greatly missed by Elsie, sister Roseann Millin, daughters Deirdre (Jeff Katz) and Sarah, step-father Neil Magrath (Oonagh), and his beloved granddaughter Naomi Katz. Born during a Newcastle-on-Tyne air raid, Leslie grew up in Montreal, Mexico and Victoria. He graduated from Victoria College at 20. His career as a journalist/writer quickly took him from the Victoria Colonist and Times to the Globe and Mail as feature writer and media columnist. In 1969 he transferred to the federal public service, first at the CRTC with Pierre Juneau, next as a Director at the Department of the Secretary of State, and finally as Secretary to the Science Council of Canada. During a UK exchange program he also completed a postgraduate Oxford degree. After moving to Vancouver in 1981, Leslie was Advisor to the Commissioner-General of Expo '86; organized related major conferences on transportation and communications; wrote a groundbreaking CRTC report on the future of broadcasting; was Editor-in-Chief for the Spicer Commission Report on the Future of Canada; produced the Report of the Task Force on the Atlantic Fishery; and served repeated terms on Health Canada's Science Advisory Board. Meanwhile he wrote regularly for the syndicated Issues Network, and often for Queen's Quarterly. In 2003 he was granted a Canadian coat of arms for lifetime contributions. Leslie was an avid reader and traveller, a stimulating companion always, and a superb host to his many friends. At his request there will be no service, but donations in his memory to the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) would be much appreciated.